Friday, May 14, 2021

The proposed new state-owned bank – another bloodsucking SOE leech?

By NEASA Media Department, 12 May 2021. On March 12, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published the proposed South African Postbank SOC LTD...

Are you ready for the Bathurst Fun Weekend?

  Don't miss the Fun Weekend at the Bathurst Showgrounds over the weekend of May 29 and 30. Get the family together and enjoy a...

Excitement builds for new format National Arts Festival

Latest news from the National Arts Festival The National Arts Festival Experience expands on our 48-year-old Festival to reignite the arts and bring performances closer...

Tides, Port Alfred – May 6 to May 13 2021

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Water quality in the community tanks

DIRTY WATER: Ray Berman stands with 20l of water he had just collected at the Atherstone Road water tanks on Wednesday morning. He told...

Expropriation without compensation: SA in a critical phase

GERHARD PAPENFUS Expropriation without compensation is perhaps the hottest topic currently in our national discourse. However, do most South Africans truly understand the implications? Government intends...

Tides – April 29 to May 6

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Education department still considering normal five-day schooling for all primary school pupils

The department of basic education is considering the possibility of allowing all primary school  pupils to return to school on a full-time basis. In a...

Decisions of the executive council meeting of the Eastern Cape provincial government held on...

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Executive Council welcomed the progress report on COVID-19 which shows that there are currently 207 active COVID-19 cases in the province....

UFH students hold their parliament in Port Alfred

From Talk of the Town, April 22 The student parliament of the University of Fort Hare descended on Port Alfred this weekend to hold its...

Tide Times

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SALGA and Japan Water Works Association (JWWA) agree to work collaboratively in enhancing water...

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and Japan Water Works Association (JWWA), on Wednesday, April 21, entered into a letter of intent (LOI)...

Rhodes University appoints retired Attorney-General as first Ombud

Rhodes University has appointed retired provincial Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Les Roberts as the University’s first Ombudsperson.  His two-year appointment expires in 2022. Advocate...

World Book Day – April 23

Why Paper books are better for your brain DEVIN LESTER - PAMSA More than ever, our lives have revolved around a screen. Whether it’s a weekly...

Rhodes University to honour political violence researcher and social justice advocate, Mary de Haas...

On its 72nd graduation ceremony on April 28, Rhodes University will confer a degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) on activist for...

Crime Briefs – Tuesday April 13

Last Tuesday saw a number of crimes and reports of suspicious people in the area. Be vigilant and switch on alarms when leaving your...

Tide Tables – April 15 to April 22

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Rhodes University athlete to compete in World Triathlon Championships

Rhodes University athlete, Jonathan Benjamin, is set to represent South Africa under 30 at the World Triathlon Championships in Canada later this year. He...

Sewage problem in Port Alfred CBD being resolved

Putt Bridge is closed until further notice For years now, complaints have been received from residents all over Port Alfred regarding unresolved sewage leaks and...

SALGA tables formal proposal for the 2021 salary and wage negotiations

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has proposed a 2.8% salary increase for the 2021 Salary and Wage negotiations at the SA Local...

Alexandria High School receives a gift from the givers

Every pupil went back home carrying food parcels, study materials and school bags donated by Gift of the Givers at an event held recently...

Ndlambe Council notes

The latest meeting of the Ndlambe council took place virtually on MS Teams on Tuesday March 30. Unable to tune in, TotT asked for a...

Voting for SGB members

Voting for members of school governing bodies (SBGs) took place this week in public schools throughout the country, and Port Alfred was no exception. At...

Cricket clinic at the Country Club this weekend

Calling on all youth interested in learning more about the game of cricket. Join Siphe Mzaidume at the Port Alfred Country Club this Saturday...

New level 1 restrictions for Easter

From Businesstech President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that government will introduce new restrictions for South Africa ahead of the Easter weekend. In a national address on...

Bathurst Sports Festival produces good result

A soccer tournament for U13 and U15 players, named The Bathurst Sport Festival 2021, was held at Nolukhanyo Township over the weekend of March...

“National Universities shutdown” – Rhodes University Update

STATEMENT ISSUED BY RHODES UNIVERSITY Various departments of the University were hard at work over the long weekend in an endeavour to cover accumulated backlogs...

Programme for the BAS Fun Weekend – May 29 to 30

BATHURST AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FUN WEEKEND PROGRAM 2021 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY HOBSON & CO SATURDAY MAY 29, 2021 TIME EVENT VENUE 07:00 - ONWARDS MAIN GATE OPEN   07:00 - ONWARDS BEER GARDEN OPEN...

Media statement on the UFH senate decision regarding enrolment of EC premier Oscar Mabuyane...

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE EASTERN CAPE PREMIER I have received a number of media enquiries about the decision of the Senate of the University...

Parliamentary committees in breach of constitutional obligations on EWC measures

Re-published from NEASA Both of the parliamentary committees dealing with expropriation without compensation (EWC) bills have breached their constitutional obligations to ‘facilitate public participation’ in...